Should I get a second opinion? | Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation

Should I get a second opinion?

Even if you're happy with your doctor and healthcare team, it's OK to get a second, third, or even fourth opinion. Getting a second opinion will not offend your doctor. In fact, most healthcare providers appreciate and encourage another point of view. And it's your right.

Seeking a second opinion can help you and your family with difficult decisions about your treatment. Be sure to contact your health insurance company to determine if the healthcare provider is covered under your plan, so you will know what your out-of-pocket expenses will be. While most insurance companies cover a second opinion, it is a good idea to check with your insurance company before seeing the new healthcare provider. You should be always keep track of your out-of-pocket expenses, along with your other medical records.